Kingdom of MacBrayne by Donald E. Meek
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Kingdom of MacBrayne
By Donald E. Meek

The Kingdom of MacBrayne

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Kingdom of MacBrayne by Donald E. Meek

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Today, the shipowner David MacBrayne (1817-1907) is just as well-known as Samuel Cunard. Red-funnelled ships which bear his name continue to operate in the West Highlands a century after his death. "The Kingdom of MacBrayne" tells the story of David MacBrayne, his ships and his company, his predecessors, rivals and successors. It explores the world of the early steamships, their successes and failures, as well as their contribution to the ever-changing social fabric of the Highlands and Islands.Emigrants, tourists, ordinary travellers and crew members, from engineers to pursers, speak of the ships and their impact on their world. "The Kingdom of MacBrayne" is lavishly illustrated with drawings, paintings and photographs in black-and-white and colour, most of them shown here for the first time. Featuring the work of artists and model-makers, as well as advertisements and brochures, it examines, by word and image, the whole 'MacBrayne phenomenon', from the iconic, sword-bearing Highlander on ships' figureheads to Katie Morag in Struay.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841586014
ISBN-10: 1841586013
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 246mm x 16mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Birlinn Ltd
Publisher: Birlinn General
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Kingdom of MacBrayne by Donald E. Meek Kingdom of MacBrayne, Hardback (November 2006)

Tells the story of David MacBrayne, his ships and his company, his predecessors, rivals and successors. This work explores the world of the early steamships, their successes and failures, as well as their contribution to the ever-changing social fabric of the Highlands and Islands.

Caran An-t-saoghail (The Wiles of the World) by Donald E. Meek Caran An-t-saoghail (The Wiles of the World), Paperback (April 2003)

An anthology of Gaelic verse with English translation, and introductions to the poetry and its ten primary themes. The material is taken from the 19th century and shows how Gaelic poets reacted to the changes that were taking place in both Highland and Lowland communities.

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Author Biography - Donald E. Meek

Nicholas S. Robins is a Hydrogeologist with the British Geological Survey, based at Crowmarsh, Oxfordshire. He is the author of several acclaimed books on the history of British shipping. Donald E. Meek is Professor of Scottish and Gaelic Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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